Images Of Canberra (1935 Stories)

Park on you crazy Monday!

By 25 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Happy Monday Humans!
You know what you’re here for, I don’t need to explain it.
You’ve probably scrolled past this intro already, dots of saliva landing on your keyboard as you prepare to gorge yourself on some sweet bad parking photos.
Once you’ve had your fill please remember to contribute to the cause by sending in your own [...]

Competitive robot being assembled at ANU

By 19 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

ANU students Shanae King, Matt Shadwell and Jessica Evers, along with their as yet unnamed robot (I suggest “The Subjugator 5000″) hope to compete in a tournament of robots.
Sadly this tournament is some sort of obstacle course instead of a frenzy of robots tearing into each other with hammers and saws like a real robot [...]

Canberra Cyclist Adventures

By 19 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Rioter Peter has a tale and some events to share with the bike community at large:
on my way to do some shopping on my bike yesterday afternoon I saw this group of cyclists. “come and join us” they said. we rode to a street that had some amazing sculpture in peoples front yards and ended [...]

A quick flight through some poor weather in Woden

By 18 November 2013

Make sure your speakers aren’t up too high when you start, as the sound is not a pleasant one.
Benji723 flying his scratch built delta wing through some clouds on a miserable day in Woden, Canberra.
Gizmo fans should get a kick out of this, the dive at 0.50 is rather fun.
I want one.

Tales of Monday Parking

By 18 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Some call it a punishment from God for a world full of sin, some say it was a curse placed upon drivers after one cut an old witch off at an intersection once, most just assume there are lots of stupid lazy people out there…
But whatever the reason, the fact remains that poor parking is [...]

Scales on scales. Images of Canberra

By 18 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Poetix has sent in this striking storefront in Dickson:
Just in case you like meat that comes in its own handbag. Photo taken in Dickson.
I have no idea if this is cheap.
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UC students get puppies to play with

By 14 November 2013

Your move ANU.
Puppies are helping University of Canberra students to unwind ahead of exams as part of Stress Less Week.

Green Shed again with the giant charity cheque

By 14 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

I’ve mentioned my love of pictures of people holding giant novelty cheques before, and the Green Shed with their monthly charity regularly results in me receiving those pictures.
It also results in some very worthwhile organisations getting some much needed money, so it’s a win/win.
As part of their charity day giveaway, The Green Shed donated $10,000 [...]

Pot plants returning to the city

By 14 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Those lofty collections of petunias that make our city pretty (and cause stoned teenagers waiting at the interchange to ponder how tall the guy who waters them must be) are returning!
The weather has just about finally admitted it’s Spring, so lets start gearing up for summer!
On Saturday November 16, the annual summer flower display will [...]

People like free burgers

By 13 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Grill’d are running their free burger lunch promo thingy today, so I figured I should get a free burger for lunch.
I figured there would be a line…

Maybe I’ll go to Nando’s instead today.

Everybody does the wrong thing on the road

By 13 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

One for both teams today!
These popped up on YouTube yesterday, both uploaded by the same user beerwah rigseismic.
Here’s a cyclist doing the wrong thing:

they like to be treated as equals on the road but this guy has his own ‘special’ rules.
And here’s a driver:

Long Gully Road, Canberra
Suburu with 5 occupants and double yellow lines, car [...]

Chuggers chuggers everywhere

By 12 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Rioter Harold sends us this image and this simple warning…
The chuggers have returned.
As someone who buys lunch in the city every day I can tell you that they never left, they’re usually just in Garema place near Games Capital instead of out here on the city walk.
Still worth noting, and worth getting ready for.
Prepare your [...]

A setback for the eucalypts in their war on the rest of creation

By 12 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This just in from Aeek:
Ball St, Woden
Lucky the storm came though at night.
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[On another note I was recently explaining to my Romanian sister-in-law about how the eucalypts plot against us all trying to light fires and dropping limbs [...]

Monday Parking Showdown

By 11 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Oh no! It’s Monday!
Well back to work everyone… and by work I mean back to looking at photos of people parking poorly.
It’s a hard knock life.
If you’ve got some shots of people parking badly send them in to
Be sure to use the word “PARKING” in the subject line and let us know what name [...]

Correct use of an apostrophe

By 11 November 2013

For all the grammar Nazis on RiotACT (myself included on occasion), this photo from Bateman’s Bay illustrates the correct use of the apostrophe…
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RIP Lindsay the Northbourne window washer

By 8 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

We just received this photo from Mattenager:
“I saw this memorial at the intersection of Northbourne Ave and Barry Dr last night. Having passed through these lights earlier that yesterday I noticed it wasn’t the usual squeegee guy working that corner. I was just interested if Lindsey was the well known fella who had been working [...]

Cup Day Sunset

By 6 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This in from Holden Caulfield:
A smoky sky provided a very colourful sunset last night and gave me cause to interrupt my run around the lake to appreciate the view.
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Otakufest 2013 in photos

By 6 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Local super cool and good looking people Owen Spargo and Kellianne Lysaght have just given us a massive amount of photos from Otakufest fast week.
Otakufest is impact Comic’s annual explosion of geeky love and as a part of it they gold a cosplay contest.
What follows is 184 pictures of people having a good time.

Have a [...]

Fashions on the field

By 6 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Richard Conan-Davies was out at the racecourse to take in the fashionable fillies.
Here are a few shots of Fashions in the Field from Today’s races..
more here

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stolen table. angry friends

By 6 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

looks like someone has stolen the “friends of mt majura” petition table from outside the watson shops
I have just moved here from sydney and I was thinking “wow, canberra people are very trusting” when I saw the table unattended during the day


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Classic shots of Telstra… I mean Telecom Tower being built

By 4 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

You lot tend to dig old photos of Canberra, and so do we.
Here’s some great shots that Rioter john sent us:
Herewith attached – rescanned 110 size negatives – hence the colour issues.
2 shots at the top of black mountain with the tower under construction – note the “safety” railing around the platforms.
1 shot taken from [...]

The Legend of Monday Parking

By 4 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Hey, Listen!
It’s dangerous to go alone, take these parking photos with you!
If you happen to find some poorly parked cars along the way, snap a photo and send it in to the RiotACT at Be sure to include the word “parking” in the subject, and let us know what name you would like to [...]

Nice try vegos, but no tofu donut

By 4 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

As seen at Lyneham shops.
I don’t know about you but the cow stencil just makes me yearn for a burger.
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The triumphant return of the downstairs food court

By 31 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Welcome back downstairs food court!
When I was a kid the downstairs food court in the Canberra Centre was the best. It was fancy, had little raised areas, brass rails, the works.
At some point it became less fancy, but it was still the fanciest food court in the city. That was until the upstairs food court [...]

Heavy security around the staircase

By 30 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

On the Staircase is a pretty gorgeous piece of public art that was sadly vandalised by some people who we assume are not very nice.
Upon hearing that it has been restored and provided with extra security I ran down there today to snap a photo only to find it completely inaccessible. It appears that the [...]

Lyneham’s moment in the sun

By 30 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Buzzfeed is vile*, and their list of 49 things all Australians know is crap.
But Lyneham does get a run at number 46. So that’s good.
* Maddox explains.
[Photo via buzzfeed]

ADFA cadets in training for zombie apocalypse

By 30 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This was just sighted and sent in by RIoter John.
Spotted this little gem up on one of them wild places where sealed roads have ended and kangaroos bound wild and free amongst the coolabahs and bunyips.
The question is: Are we to believe what is on this poster if we find body parts in the [...]

How many cafes can Canberra handle?

By 28 October 2013

This from Rioter RFS:
Due to circumstances beyond my control I’ve been without my camera for several weeks. Now that unfortunate situation has been rectified I’d like to point out to you to that The Imperial Cupping Room on the corner of University Ave & London Circuit is soon to open. I’ve been told the rather [...]

Monday Parking Justice Squad

By 28 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Fellow defenders of parking etiquette, it is Monday and Monday means it’s time to frown at photos!
We have a fresh crop of photos from our rogues gallery of automotive villains, time to dish out some judgemental justice!
If you snap a shot of some sloppy parking, send it to us at

1. Aeek hits us with [...]

The Beast of Hobart Place

By 28 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This in from RFS:
Dear Sir,
While walking to the bus interchange in Civic Sunday afternoon I noticed something unlikely in the car park between Hobart Place and Canberra House. No, I have no idea but perhaps your macadamia gallery does.

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Funny looking bird in O’Connor

By 24 October 2013

As someone with a soft spot for possums (as long as they stay out of the roof) it was lovely to see a birdhouse on Miller Street with a distinctly non-feathered resident.
The Kelpies of Few Accomplishments remained oblivious.
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Watch a guy break his tooth playing on the Canberra Centre Cube

By 23 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Sydney pakour crew For20 recently took a road trip to Canberra and filmed their adventures.
After a boring minute or so of road trip we get to the good stuff, and it all seems like a fairly normal trick video until one of the crew tries to take on the Canberra Centre cube and doesn’t quite [...]

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